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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 9:53am
The greenhouse effect is one of the most widely known causes of global climate change. It is currently caused by an excess of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere due to burning of fossil fuels. Some natural processes can help slow climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosp...
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:29am
While wearable technology is all the rage among high school and college-aged Americans, the average student may not know much about the science behind their high-tech apparel.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:53pm
If you compare the fields of medicine and education you would find that the former bases its practices on empirical scientific research whereas education is mainly driven by intuition. However, cognitive psychology researchers at Kent State University who investigate student achi...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 3:51pm
“He shouldn't be embarrassed of being wrong. Science is all about being embarrassingly wrong.” These words provided encouraging feedback from a physics professor to a first grade student who incorrectly answered his teacher’s follow-up question the day after a visit to Kent State...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:14am
Nearly a half century ago, sparks from a passing train not only set fire to oil-slicked debris on the Cuyahoga River, which sent flames five-stories high, it ignited the river’s reputation as one of the most polluted in the United States. Since then, clean-up efforts have helped...
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:48pm
George R. Newkome, Ph.D., and his wife, Mary Jane Saunders, Ph.D., have pledged $1 million to fund a first-ever professorship in materials science in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Newkome is a two-time Kent State alumnus. “George and Mary Jane both ha...
Kent State University researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study affective disorders.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:31pm
Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 300 million people are currently living with depression.
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:54am
PLEASE NOTE: The noon commemoration will take place at the Kent Student Center Ballroom due to weather. Also, the 3:30 p.m. dedication of the National Historic Landmark has been moved indoors to the Kent Student Center Kiva. ————— A portion of Kent State University’s Kent Campus...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:24pm
Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center presents “Freedom Sings: A Concert” on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. Cartwright Hall is located at 650 Hilltop Drive in Kent. During this event, the story of free speech in America will be...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 2:25pm
Dr. Peter Palffy-Muhoray, professor of chemical physics and member of the Liquid Crystal Institute, in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University will present "Rotating nametags, rubber lasers and coin magic: short stories from the world of liquid crystals" for the...

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